The Armed Citizen® February 10, 2017

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posted on February 10, 2017
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If a burglar is determined to break into a house, he will use anything to accomplish his mission—even a lawn statue of a religious figure. And one intruder did just that. Two women were at home watching TV late one evening when they heard someone trying to break into their house. As the would-be burglar struggled to break the sliding glass door with the statue, the women ran upstairs. One of the women called 9-1-1, while the other armed herself with a handgun and ran back downstairs to confront the intruder, who had successfully made his way into the kitchen and armed himself with a knife. The woman ordered the man to drop his weapon, but he ignored her. Meanwhile, police arrived and arrested the suspect, who was later charged with multiple crimes, including home invasion, reckless endangerment and first- and second-degree assault, among others. (The Frederick News-Post, Frederick, MD, 1/24/17)

From the Armed Citizen® Archives
February 1963

Claiming their auto had run out of water, four men gained entrance to the mountain cabin of 83-year-old Tony Lunsford, near Leicester, N.C. Before he opened the door, however, Lunsford slipped a .32 revolver into his pocket, a precaution he has followed for years. Once inside, the men, who were armed, rushed the mountaineer, and Lunsford started firing. All four of the attackers were apprehended by police, three of them with gunshot wounds. (AP, Leicester, NC)

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